If you’ve walked past Make Up For Ever recently — in store or virtually — you’ve probably seen their winter visual. I am in love with this look, so I asked the company for a breakdown, which they very graciously provided.
Prepare your skin with HD Elixir (a brightening, hydrating serum) followed by HD Microperfecting Primer #0 (neutral; adds natural luminosity).
Apply HD Invisible Cover Foundation (click here for swatches; the model is 110) using the Brush #35N (a nylon-bristled foundation brush not sold on Sephora.com).
Using your fingertips, pat a small amount of HD Microfinish Blush #11 (a warm, ruddy color) a bit lower than the apples of your cheeks. Blend gently from cheekbone to your temple to contour.
Apply your Eye Shadow #126 (a shimmery peach-beige) on the entire eyelid from the lash line to the brow bone.
Starting at the outer corner of the eye, blend your Eye Shadow #123 (a golden, olive green) halfway across the eyelid. Then apply Eye Shadow #84 (a darker, blackened olive green) in the outer-v, and smoke it along the outer third of your top lashline. Finally, blend Eye Shadow #17 (a matte wood brown) into your crease.
Apply Aqua Eyes #0L (black) along the upper and lower lash lines, and line the lower waterline with Aqua Eyes #14L (white) for a brightening effect. Finish with a thick coat of Smoky Lash mascara in black, and add your favorite false eyelashes.
Apply Lab Shine #S4 (sheer strawberry pink) for a sleek finish.
I would love-love-love to see someone recreate this look. Does anyone want to take a crack at it? You don’t necessarily have to use all the same products, and (with your permission) I’ll feature your look here on the blog.